Allison is on TEC’s Board of Directors and serves as TEC’s Executive Vice President, focusing on strategic planning, business development, management and leadership development. Prior to joining The Energy Coalition, Allison was the City Manager for the City of Irvine and during her tenure served as the President of the California City’s Managers Association. Over the course of her career Allison has served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Santa Ana, as an assistant professor of public policy, and as the executive director of three community-based criminal justice programs in Denver, Colorado. She has worked extensively with public, private and non-profit organizations in management development and training, human resources, strategic business planning and energy management. She holds a PhD from the Price School of Public Policy at USC.